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February 4
Forest Lawn Museum’s History Comes Alive series- is an interactive educational program that will feature three of the nation’s greatest presidents: Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. This educational program is free and open to the public Wednesday, Feb. 4 and Thursday, Feb. 5 from 9:30 a.m. and at 11 a.m. For more information, please call (323) 340-4745.

Los Angeles Children’s Chorus- Headlines concerts at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts as art of the Center’s comprehensive arts education initiative on Wednesday Feb. 4. For additional information on LACC, its auditions or programs, please call (626) 793-4321 or visit www.lachildrenschorus.org.

Burbank Noon Kiwanis- Meets every Wednesday at the Burbank Y.M.C.A. from 12-1:30 pm. Our focus is believing in and helping children, taking pride in our community, reaching out to those in need, and building enduring friendships. Join us for a free lunch and companionship to learn about service through Kiwanis. Contact Harvey Branman at (818) 954-9294 with questions, or to reserve a seat at one of our meetings.

February 6
Griffith Observatory: All Space Considered: Griffith Observatory will hold another exciting All Space Considered free public lecture on Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon Theater. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is first-come, first-served, up to the capacity of the theater. For more information, please visit
www.GriffithObservatory.org or call (213) 473-0800.

“Swing Night,” Featuring the John Burroughs High School Jazz Band- Will be held on Friday, Feb. 6 from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Burbank Media Center. Proceeds will be used to support the Instrumental Music Program. For more information or to order will-call tickets, e-mail JBHS_Band@yahoo.com or call (818) 842-2240.

Shari Beaubien “Journeys of the Heart”- Shari Beaubien is a full-time mixed media artist from So. Cal. Her paintings will brighten the walls of the Creative Arts Center Gallery in Burbank from Friday, Feb. 6 though Wednesday, Feb. 25. During the opening reception, Friday, Feb. 6 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., attendees will have the opportunity to win a beautiful, matted fine art print of one of Shari’s paintings. For more information, please call the Gallery at (818) 238-5397.

Harpsichordist Mahan Esfahni- will be performing this Friday at 8 p.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Pasadena. Tickets are $15 and $20 with discounted season tickets available. For further information, call (323) 254-9613 or visit the website http://home.earthlink.net/~labaroque/.

February 7
National Give Kids a Smile Day- There are a couple of events happening in L.A. County as part of the National Give Kids a Smile Day taking place at Children’s Dental Center of Greater Los Angeles from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and at Venice Dental Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, visit
www.first5la.org/events/oral-health-month-event-give-kids-a-smile.

Financial Strategies for Successful Retirement- Are you 55-plus and retiring soon? Learn in this six-session seminar how to influence the outcome of your retirement with Investment Advisor Robert Crawford on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Joslyn Adult Center in Burbank. For more information, please call (888)-HEALING.

Be A Descanso Volunteer- Volunteer orientations for adults (9 a.m.) and teens (10 a.m.) at Descanso Gardens will be held on Saturday. Put your talents to good use and meet new friends; orientations are free. RSVP to Tali Arnold at (818) 949-7978.

February 8
Harpsichordist Mahan Esfahni- will be performing this Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Contrapuntal Performances Recital Hall in Brentwood. Tickets are $15 and $20 with discounted season tickets available. For further information, call (323) 254-9613 or visit the website http://home.earthlink.net/~labaroque/.

February 9
Joslyn Center- The producers of “Beautiful Hills of Brooklyn” are holding a special screening at the Joslyn Center for those 55+ on Monday at 1 p.m. Admission is $1, or free with a BSAC car. Call (818) 238-5353 to reserve a seat.

February 10
Valley University Women- Will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church of North Hollywood for business and refreshments. At 8 p.m., a program arranged by the Harmony Bridge Group will feature Carl and Elia Lindgron playing South American folk music using harp and other traditional string instruments. The public is invited at no charge. For further information, call (818) 780-5006.

February 12
Valentine’s Dance- Dance to music of the 40s, 50s, and 60s with the “Silvertones Trio” at the Joslyn Center  for those 55+ on Thursday at 7 p.m. Admission is $6 or $5 with BSAC card.

North Hollywood Library- Celebrate our 16th President’s birthday with a screening of the classic biography Abraham Lincoln, starring Walter Huston and directed by D. W. Griffith. Free popcorn. The film will be show on Thursday at 2 p.m. For information, call (818) 766-7185.

ONGOING
Bagel Brigade Seeks Volunteers and Contributions- The Bagel Brigade of Encino B’nai B’rith provides food, blankets, glasses, and much more to needy families and children. Now seeking old cell phones. Call (818) 788-4230 or send donations to 14236 Chandler Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91401.

Titeres Rebeldes (Rebellious Puppets)- Join us in the Bold Caballeros y Noble Bandidas exhibition for monthly in-gallery puppet performances highlighting tales inspired by Mexican Revolution. Then get ready for a puppet-show-related Let’s Make History craft activity! Second Saturdays now through May 2009. All shows begin at 12:45 p.m.

Art Adventure at the Getty Center-A one-hour tour for children (ages 5 and up) and adults to enjoy, featuring an activity-filled visit to the galleries. Sign up at the information desk in the Museum Entrance Hall beginning at 1:30pm. Offered in English and Spanish. Every Sat-Sun, 2pm. Museum Galleries, The Getty Center (310) 440-7300 or www.getty.edu. 1200 Getty Center Drive, LA.

Meditation Class- Everyone is welcome for weekly meditation class ($12 per class) at the Actors Group Theater at 4378 Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, contact Kadampa Meditation Center California at
WWW.meditateinla.org.

Lyrical Pianist Travers Huff- Is currently appearing at the Bistro Garden at Ventura Blvd. and Coldwater Canyon in Studio City on Tuesday evenings from 6-8 p.m. with a program of famous motion picture themes. At 8 p.m., Travers is joined by local Jazz saxophonist Benny Golbin for jazz, bop and some funk until 11 p.m. Call (818) 501-0202 for more info.

Overeaters Anonymous- Is food a problem for you? Do you eat when you’re not hungry? Do you go on eating binges for no apparent reason? No dues, No fees, No weigh-ins, No diets. We are a fellowship. www.sfvalleyoa.org. (818) 342-2222 or (818) 881-4776.

Commercial Acting for Older Adults- Sponsored by Hollywood Community Adult School. Learn the skills necessary to pursue a second career acting in television commercials. Class meets Thursdays 1:30-3:30 at Hollywood Senior Multipurpose Center, 1360 N. St. Andrews Pl., Hollywood. Registration is free to adults 62+. Call (323) 993-1800 for more information.

Pierce College Farm Market- In Woodland Hills spans over 25 acres as one of the last operating farms in the valley. The market is located on the southeast corner of Victory and De Soto at the Pierce Farm Center. The Pierce Farm Market is open every day from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. For more info, please call (818) 999-6300, or visit www.piercefarmcenter.com, or contact us at info@piercefarmcenter.com.

Media Pathfinders Fellowship- Meets the third Sunday of each month in the Chapel at Media City Church, 269 E. Providencia Ave. in Burbank from 6-8 p.m. Each meeting will feature a guest speaker from the Film and Television Industry. If you work in the Entertainment Industry, please join us for prayer, praise and testimonies. For more info, please contact Ted at (818) 427-4155 or Justin at (310) 990-9343, or email info@mediapathfinders.org.

Commercial Acting for Older Adults- Sponsored by North Hollywood Career and Education Center. Learn the skills necessary to pursue a second career acting in television commercials. Class meets Fridays 1-3 p.m. at NH Learning Center, 10952 Whipple St. (near Vineland). Registration is free to adults 62+. Call (818) 763-4377 for more info.

Mobile Pet Adoptions- The First & Third Sunday Each Month- Come early for the best selection. Sponsored by the L.A. Department of Animal Services. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Moorpark Park, corner of Laurel Canyon and Moorpark in Studio City. Call (213) 485-8542 or visit www.laanimalservices.com.

Alzheimer’s & Other Dementia Support Group for Caregivers- Meets every fourth Friday of the month at the Joslyn Adult Center, 1301 W. Olive Ave., Burbank. For more info, please call (818) 238-5353.

Salient Saturdays at Café Amsterdam in the NoHo Arts District- Poetry Reading and Open Mike Nights: welcomes all poets, writers, musicians, monologists and actors on the second and third Saturdays of each month at 8 p.m. Admission is $3. 10905 Magnolia Blvd., (across from Ralphs).

Support Your Farmers Market Every Sunday- 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at Riverside Dr. and Sancola (at Wells Fargo Bank) in Toluca Lake. Shop for locally grown, chemical-free fresh fruits and vegetables, bakery goods, flowers, handmade jewelry, and more. New at the market is Cat Daddy Southern-style BBQ for mouthwatering lunch items straight off the grill. Please visit www.cnfmca.com for more information.

GET INVOLVED
Play Bridge at Senior Citizen Center in Sherman Oaks- On Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. We are located at 5040 Van Nuys Blvd. Experienced players, please call Maggie at (818) 906-7545, or Barbara at (818) 784-5037.

The Los Angeles Breakfast Club- Meets 7 – 9 a.m. every Wednesday morning for buffet breakfast, guest speakers, and live entertainment. Complimentary breakfast for first-time attendees. We are located at the Friendship Hall; 3201 Riverside Drive, Los Angeles, a quarter mile south of Los Feliz Blvd. For more info, please call (323) 662-1191.

The Los Angeles Cinema Club- Meeting every fourth Wed. (except Dec.). 7:30 p.m. Little White Chapel Social Hall, 1711 N. Avon in Burbank. The entry is on Jeffries St. just east of Hollywood Way. Call Walt Gilmore at (818) 842-3820.

Seniors & Others with Environmental Interests- Are needed to assist local non-profit organization with enjoyable programs for conservation of energy & resources. Activities will include community outreach, recreational projects & administrative assistance. Call (818) 762-5852.

GET SUPPORT
Do You Like Helping People? Would you like to give back to your community but don’t think you have the time? If you can spare 2-3 hours a month, you can help a homebound senior stay independent and out of a nursing home by: giving a senior a ride to the doctor, shop for groceries or friendly visits. The Senior Outreach Department of Providence St. Joseph has opportunities in their Volunteers for Seniors Program. Bring some sunshine into someone’s life! Call BJ Valencia at (818) 847-3846 or email hortencia.valencia@providence.org

Senior Peer FREE Counseling Program- At Providence St. Joseph Medical Center. If you’re feeling out of sorts, can’t sleep at night, gaining or losing weight, feeling sad and don’t know why, feeling more pain than usual, feeling hopeless and helpless… Perhaps you would like to talk to one of our experienced Peer Counselors. Call Carolyn Young, LCSW, to make an appointment at (818) 847-3845, or email carolyn.young@providence.org for more information.

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